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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Winter Migration is based on a different base beer each year. This year (2012), it's based on Prelude Black.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-16-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

THECPJ, Mar 24, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

S: Fairly strong oak, some dark fruits, touch of chocolate, raw oak.

L: Black, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Sweet, slightly roasty malt with a prominent oak presence. Bourbon flavor is fairly muted, taking a backseat to the oak. Finishes with some additional oak.

M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation. Alcohol slightly warming.

Ok, but quite over-oaked, really took over all the other flavors.

bum732, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

JAHMUR, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

BeerThursdays, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

RichardMNixon, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Sammy, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mozim, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

waddellc2, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Magery, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Moses_Malone, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

dbrauneis, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

JMBSH, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

BillRoth, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Axnjxn, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Sewaneestitch, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

millerbuffoon, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

djrn2, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Jenna, Apr 29, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%

Knapp85, Aug 24, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Bottle 1250 of 1400, Winter 2012 on label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark brown (but not black) with a small, short-lived cap of beige head with no lacing.

S: Nice barrel character with vanilla, light coconut and a wonderful dark fruit and caramel melange and a light sour note

T: A well-balanced beer with a strong base beer with a lot of caramel but some fig/date and rum raisin notes. There is a nice snap of dark caramel and tobacco character in the finish. The barrel notes are really enjoyable with a good but not overbearing dose of vanilla, coconut, and whiskey. Alcohol is pretty well hidden overall.

M: Smooth and low carbonation and easy to drink.

O: A really nice bourbon barrel strong ale -- a nice changeup from BB porters and stouts. Great beer from Evolution -- I hope they bring back a similar brew in the future.

argock, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

briandaube, Mar 23, 2013
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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.